Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Photo commentary: Why a father of five daughters loves Race for the Cure (34 items)

Photos and captions by Tim Johnson

May 11, 2014

As a husband and father of five daughters, I would love nothing more than to find a cure for breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s “Race for the Cure” hit home for a lot of people the day before Mother’s Day, including me. Here's what I saw through my lens.

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With all the females in my house, it's high on my wish list to knock out breast cancer. On Saturday, the morning before Mother's Day, several thousand people showed up to show their support for those dealing with a deadly disease, and to help raise funds to find a cure.

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Some raised money for research in honor for their mothers, others raised signs telling us who they were running for. All of it inspiring.

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Sprinkled throughout the thousands were those brave ladies who looked cancer square in the face and won the stare down. God bless those survivors, and those who helped them along the way.

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Among the survivors is KUTV’s Mary Nickles. She and Matt Gephardt took a minute to talk shop and promote the cause. Mary is a walking billboard of success with early detection.

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Even the forklifts there were pink. Pretty cool to see how creative people are and how passionate they are about this cause.

1. Texas Ken
Killeen, TX,
June 17, 2014

Wonderful photo essay! I especially liked the photo of the woman walking with no legs, only stumps. That tugged at my heart more than tough men or little dogs in tutus.
Remember, breast cancer does not only affect women; men can also get breast cancer, though I'm sure it is more rare. Thanks for sharing!